If voters approve a $138.8 million bond-funded list of construction projects for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in November, property tax millage would increase by 40 mils unless voters also approve a 1-cent sales tax. That's why KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson is calling the first of four referendum funding alternatives -- or scenarios -- "ideal." Wilson told the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday having voters approve both the construction and sales tax referenda would be the best outcome.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight at Jackson Elementary School at 6 p.m. Among the items on the short agenda include having the board waive a fifth make-up day due to the effects of October 2015's historic flooding.
On March 3, 2011, the S.C. General Assembly adopted a joint resolution of the state House and Senate honoring M. Andrew "Andy" James for his 34 years of "outstanding service" to the people of South Carolina.
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (O-CTC) student Ashley Drummond, of Lugoff, has been named to South Carolina's 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team. She was one of 35 S.C. Technical College System students to be honored during a March 2 award ceremony at the Capital City Club in Columbia.
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) Principal Melissa Royalty (center) celebrates being named the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) 2016 Principal of the Year recently. School and district administrators voted to select Royalty, who has served as PTHS' principal since 2013. Earlier this school year, the Kershaw County Reading Council named Royalty the 2015-16 Kershaw County Reading Principal of the Year. Joining her are her husband Ken (left) and KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. Royalty will be formally recognized April 21 at the school district's Teacher of the Year Gala.
Jennifer Gibson, a library assistant at North Central Middle School (NCMS) and North Central High School (NCHS), has been named the Media Paraprofessional of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Librarians (SCASL).
Just like all other 3rd through 8th grade students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), special needs students in those grades will take two new standardized tests this year. Unlike for other standardized tests, however, special needs students -- in fact, any student with an Individual Education Program (IEP) -- will not be allowed some of the accommodations they normally have while taking them.